I guess the lack of any response to my post indicates that everyone else in the world (besides me) has moved on from this year-old TV model to something newer and shinier???
Must be nice.. but I gotta live with mine for some years to come . . .
The good part is that just today Samsung replaced the panel in my TV, which was originally delivered 4/10/14 and began showing the start of an image problem (see above post) around the end of May 2014. I first had the service person come out in mid-June 2014, but Samsung at that time rejected the recommendation to replace the panel. I tried again with Samsung in the weeks following, and again after that with no joy. Finally when I contacted Samsung again on 1/26/15 with my most recent pictures they agreed to send the Service Tech out again. The tech called me (on 1/26/15) and had me email my pictures. After I did he called me back and told me he had ordered the replacement panel and it would arrive in 5-7 days. Well, it came in yesterday and it was installed this morning. I've spent the past few hours going over settings with my AVS-HD709 Calibration disk and everything seems A-Ok at this point. Hopefully I can actually begin to enjoy
watching TV again at this point... something that has been impossible over the past seven months. I had been tempted countless times to drag this TV out to the curb . . .